Atlas is a literary medical journal based in New Zealand. The publication offers an alternative to the usual scientific discourse that surrounds our bodies, It hopes to shift our medical conversations away from the rigid and prescriptive, to a literary form that reflects and celebrates our complexities. Atlas encourages doctors, writers and patients to share in their experiences of medicine and the human body outside of the clinic.  Atlas also offers a space for critical discussion about the health care system and issues faced by the organisations responsible for caring for us. 

   Issue 01 was published in September 2016. 




   The journal is a non-profit project made possible through the Jacob Beck Jaffurs Scholarship, Creative New Zealand, the NZMSA Student Innovation Fund. All funds generated through the selling of the publication go directly back into the cost of printing the next edition.

   All images in the journal and on the website are either our own or come from the histology collection of R. Sorenson and T. Clark Brelje at histologyguide.org unless stated otherwise. We thank them for letting us showcase these beautiful images. 

Editor: Helen Ker
Website and Print Design: Lily Paris West




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